Koufuku Graffiti

Title:Koufuku Graffiti
Gourmet Girl Graffiti
Happy Cooking Graffiti
幸腹グラフィティ (Japanese)
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Notables: KOMATSU Mikako
Two cousins meet once a week and one teaches the other how to cook.

12 episodes
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Watch 8 7 8 5 5 5 Ggultra2764 [series:3005#1552]
Gourmet Girl Graffiti dabbles into cooking meals for its premise in this slice-of-life comedy involving middle school-aged cousins Ryo and Kirin. The selling point of this is the animation for the series having bizarre opening scenes with Ryo and/or Kirin relishing in the meals they eat and getting highly detailed with showing how nice the meals look and the facial reactions of the girls as they eat and relish in the taste of what they just chewed down, also known as "Food Porn" for those familiar with the trope. The major problem with the series though is that it lacks the depth with its story and characters to be anything beyond its "food porn" gimmick, as attempts the series makes to try making cooking meals seem engaging when with family and friends feels superficial compared to similar storytelling I seen with Today's Menu for Emiya Family and Sweetness and Lightning. In short, this is a rather forgettable and underwhelming slice-of-life comedy for me.

Last updated Saturday, September 11 2021. Created Saturday, September 11 2021.
Unevaluated Stretch [series:3005#628]
(Two episodes watched):

Huh... I'm having a hard time thinking of something to say about this show. It is not offensive in any way, and does not commit the cardinal sin of leaving the characters completely undeveloped, but it will definitely need something more than two girls learning how to cook in order to hold my interest. One of them catching a cold didn't exactly shock me, either. The reviewers at ANN detected 'food porn', namely at least one of the girls enjoying her food so much that she had erotic-like experiences; but many if not most anime nowadays feature full-fledged porn porn, so that didn't seem all that significant to me. It was neither a plus nor a minus. I guess the problem Graffiti has is the all too common one of a comedy in which the jokes alone aren't funny enough to be worth watching for, and therefore there has to be some sort of interesting plot to pick up the slack; but I don't see any signs of this story being particularly interesting. It's just slices of the lives of two girls living pretty average and unremarkable ones. I struggled through a second episode and there seemed to be no signs of anything happening that would result in any excitement on my part (not even the food porn), so I will abandon Koufuku Graffiti.

Last updated Thursday, January 22 2015. Created Tuesday, January 13 2015.

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